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Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings Audiobook

Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings

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Publisher's Summary

If you can count on one thing from "Madea" Mabel Simmons, star of the smash hits Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea's Family Reunion, it's that she's got something to say. For as long as people can remember, Madea has been in the neighborhood - she's the beloved, hilarious, sharp-witted, pistol-packing grandmother who's watching out and speaking her mind.

Now Madea is telling her own story, dishing her memoirs and hard-won, hilarious wisdom in her own inimitable voice (with a little help from her friend Tyler Perry). Madea covers every topic you want to hear her on, from the art of flirting, to love and marriage (sometimes two very separate topics), and raising kids (including the full story on the bag o' belts). She also opines on beauty tips (featuring her indispensable advice on the miraculous benefits of Vasoline), the healthy choice of a deep-fried diet, and the Bible (including her favorite Bible story, as you have definitely never heard it before) - and pretty much everything else.

Madea has lived quite a life, and she has some stories to tell. And they're all here. As she's fond of saying, "Sometimes life is hard, and you have to laugh your way through it."

©2006 Tyler Perry Inc.; (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"Inimitable." (Ebony)
"Wicked." (Entertainment Weekly)
"Hilarious." (The New York Times Book Review)

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    Michael United States 12-13-13
    Michael United States 12-13-13

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    "Truth and Comedy at the same time."
    Would you listen to Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings again? Why?

    I definitely would. She shows common sense that you don't usually see.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Who else? MADEA!


    What does Tyler Perry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The feeling of a real Madea.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Mother Dear


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    Cerissa brown 07-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good book"

    I enjoyed this book. It was good at the serious moments and had me bust out laughing at funny moments. Would definitely recommend!!!!

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    Jenny B NC United States 06-09-16
    Jenny B NC United States 06-09-16 Member Since 2016

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    "I wish I had a friend like her"

    Tyler's Madea is a treasure! my favorite section was how it is to get older. It was so funny. Remember, guard your frisbee!

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    Yolo 05-24-16
    Yolo 05-24-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved It!"

    I have been a Madea fan for years. I have this book already and couldn't resist hearing her read it. she truly is something else. Tyler Perry will always have my support!

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    monika 05-14-16
    monika 05-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Read as madea!"

    love this book, was laughing out loud, it's also read as madea, I will be listening to this more than once!

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    Wanda 05-01-16
    Wanda 05-01-16
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    Amusing, yet serious look at life. Made a is the aunt or grandma we all need in today's society

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    Isabel Moreno 04-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "love this audio book"

    I love love love the way Tyler Perry narrated it in the Madea voice!!! I like how he or she lol teaches you so much but keeps it funny.

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    Margaret W. 03-27-16
    Margaret W. 03-27-16
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    "Great book . I love listening to it multiple t"

    Great book. I love listening to it over and over again. Madea is great!

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    Shaynell 03-12-16
    Shaynell 03-12-16
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    "funny"

    love it. very funny and easy to listen to. inspired me to do a lot of thinking about my life.

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    Patricia 02-11-16
    Patricia 02-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great , entertaining, funny, wise... Just great!"

    Great! It has been fun and enlightening! I work traveling and it was a great companion.

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